Rimini Street hires Kevin Hooper as GVP and GM for Americas region

Kevin N. Hooper, Group Vice President and General Manager for the Americas Central Region, Rimini Street

Rimini Street, Inc., a third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, announced that veteran Kevin N. Hooper has joined the company as group vice president and regional general manager for the Americas Central Region, reporting to Emmanuel Richard, senior vice president and general manager of the Americas Theatre.

Hooper will oversee Rimini Street’s operations in the region, like marketing, demand generation, sales (new, cross-sale, and renewal), client success and service delivery.

Hooper brings great industry experience to Rimini Street

Hooper is a seasoned executive who comes to Rimini Street with over 20 years of operational success. He joins Rimini Street from Lenovo, where he most recently served as North America president and general manager of the Infrastructure Solutions Group.

Hooper served as group vice president for cloud business analytics at Oracle, executive vice president of enterprise business at NEC, vice president and general manager of HP networking sales at Hewlett-Packard and vice president of worldwide business partner strategy at IBM.

Hooper also served as chief revenue officer at Rogue Wave Software.

Rimini Street’s market growth strategy

“Rimini Street has an aggressive growth plan to achieve $1bn in annual revenue by 2026, so we are focused on deploying the most proven leadership talent in the industry,” Richard said.

“Kevin has repeatedly shown his ability to help the largest tech companies successfully grow their business while remaining focused on delivering excellent service and value to clients.”

“We’re looking forward to leveraging Kevin’s expertise and experience to further accelerate our growth, sell our expanded portfolio of services and deliver an even more extraordinary service experience to our clients in the Americas Central Region.”

“Rimini Street’s vision, disruptive portfolio of services, extraordinary engineering talent, and huge blue-chip client base were very exciting and attractive to me, and the Company’s aggressive growth plans aligned to my capabilities, experience and passion, and I wanted to be part of the next chapter in this exciting story,” said Hooper on his appointment.

“I love helping clients find the smart path to optimize IT to meet their strategic goals.”